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3:18 AM ET, February 21, 2009

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Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Gibbs rebukes CNBC's Santelli  —  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs jumped at the chance Friday to rebuke a CNBC reporter whose attack on President Barack Obama's anti-foreclosure plan caught fire on the Internet.  —  Gibbs took on CNBC's Rick Santelli in unusually personal terms …
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Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Business Channel:
The White House encourages Santelli, on purpose  —  This is very simple.  White House press secretary Robert Gibbs went out of his way today to blast CNBC's Rick Santelli for his “rant” yesterday against Obama's mortgage assistance plan.  The early press reaction asks why the White House …
Discussion: Instapundit
The Huffington Post:
Gibbs V. Santelli: He Should Read President's Plan (VIDEO)  —  Rick Santelli, the CNBC reporter who went into a certifiable rant against the Obama housing plan Thursday, found himself in the White House bullseye 24-hours later: the object of scorn and humorous derision from the president's press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
White House: Stock market not our fault
Steve Clemons / The Huffington Post:
Darrel Thompson Jumps Off Burris Ship  —  Acting Chief of Staff to Senator Roland Burris, Darrel Thompson, has resigned his position, according to senior staffers in the US Senate.  —  Darrel Thompson, a former Senior Adviser to Senator Harry Reid, had been dispatched by Senator Reid …
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Manu Raju / The Politico:
WH to Burris: Think again
Discussion: The New Republic
Chicago Breaking News:
Quinn calls on Burris to quit
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Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to refuse part of stimulus funds Politico - 44 minutes ago  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Friday that he will decline stimulus money specifically targeted at expanding state unemployment insurance coverage …
Discussion: Hot Air
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
Report Finds Guantanamo Prison Meets Standards of Geneva Convention  —  A Pentagon review of conditions in the Guantanamo Bay military prison has concluded that the treatment of detainees meets the requirements of the Geneva Convention but that prisoners in the highest-security camps …
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William Glaberson / New York Times:
Guantánamo Meets Geneva Rules, Pentagon Study Finds
The Huffington Post:
Schumer: Failed ‘Zombie’ Banks Should Be Nationalized  —  Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) believes that failed “zombie” banks, no matter what their size, should be taken over by the government, which should then wipe out shareholders, fire management, clean up the banks and quickly resell them into the marketplace.
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Forbes:
Laissez-Faire Capitalism Has Failed  —  The financial crisis lays bare the weakness of the Anglo-Saxon model.  —  It is now clear that this is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression and the worst economic crisis in the last 60 years.  While we are already in a severe …
Fox News:
Obama Administration Shoots Down LaHood Mileage Tax Idea  —  Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood floated the idea to tax motorists based on how many miles they drive rather than how much gasoline they burn.  —  FOXNews.com  —  President Obama's transportation department slapped down a suggestion …
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Agence France Presse:
Activists ‘shocked’ at Clinton stance on China rights  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
Glenn Greenwald: ‘No anti-Semite could possibly hate me worse than I hate myself’  —  Well, that's the subconscious meaning of his latest column in his ongoing effort to win the Nobel Prize in literature with his wicked satire of a stereotypical self-hating Jew.
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Jeffrey Goldberg:   Glenn Greenwald is Hysterical
Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
British Muslims ‘providing Taliban with electronic devices for roadside bombs’  —  British Muslims are providing the Taliban with electronic devices to make roadside bombs for use in attacks against British forces serving in southern Afghanistan, The Telegraph can disclose.
Discussion: Don Surber and The Jawa Report
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Afghan National Arrested in CA for Ties to al Qaeda [UPDATED & BUMPED: Brother-in-law of bin Laden Security Chief]  —  *** BUMPED *** Updates at end of post ***  —  Actually, he wasn't arrested for his ties to al Qaeda.  He is being indicted for lying to immigration officers.  The lie?
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
mikero.com:
More Darwin  —  Update: 2pm CST: (I've rewritten most of the post so that it reflects the current state of affairs.  Many comments below were made before the storefront was open, so that is why they say what they do)  —  So, I made some Darwin artwork that parodies the famous Shepard Fairey Obama poster.
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Many ‘Star-Ledger’ Reporters Turn to the ‘Other Side’ After Buyouts  —  NEW YORK At least 16 reporters and newsroom staffers at The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., most of whom left the paper in the past year's massive buyout, are now working for public officials or state agencies the paper covers.
GayPatriot:
Bill Moyers: The Power of Outing  —  If it weren't for his Power of Myth series where he introduced Joseph Campbell to a broader audience, Bill Moyers would have contributed little to our national discourse.  He has otherwise dedicated his career almost exclusively to destroying Republicans.
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Durban Dalliance  —  Does an anti-Semitic conference deserve U.S. participation of any kind?  —  Last December, we wrote that an “early test” for the Obama Administration would be whether it participated in a forthcoming U.N. conference on racism, better known as Durban II.  Uh, oh.
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
CHU JUMPS IN ‘DEEP END OF THE POOL’  —  From NBC's John Yang  —  Energy Secretary Steven Chu may be a Nobel laureate Ph.D. in physics, but his first forays into energy policy suggest he's a neophyte when it comes to the ways of Washington.  —  At a forum with reporters on Thursday …
Discussion: Hot Air
BBC:
US soldier guilty of Iraq murder  —  A US soldier has been convicted of murder for his involvement in the killing of four Iraqis who were shot and dumped in a Baghdad canal in 2007.  —  Sgt Michael Leahy Jr had confessed to investigators that he shot an Iraqi in the back of the head from close range.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Truthdig
Caitlin Taylor / Political Punch:
President Puts Mayors “On Notice” for Wasteful Spending  —  President Obama put the nation's mayors “on notice” that if they spent stimulus money wastefully he would call them out publicly.  —  Speaking in the East Room of the White House to more than 70 mayors — four of whom were Republicans …
Discussion: The Note, Wonkette and AmSpecBlog
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Land of a Thousand Liebermans  —  The jungle primary isn't just for Louisiana anymore.  —  In fact, it isn't for Louisiana at all, which has phased out the system for federal races.  But the practice was recently adopted by Washington State.  And if a State Senator from San Luis Obispo gets his way …
 
 
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Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Pupils told to think like a suicide bomber
Discussion: Pat Dollard and BBC
Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:
‘Malkiphobia’?  —  Of this I've been accused by Dan Collins at Protein Wisdom.
Joe Palazzolo / The BLT:
Obama Stays the Course on Bagram
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Clive Crook:
Some thoughts on the housing plan
Discussion: Megan McArdle and Spin Cycle
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Coleman Changes Position Yet Again, Now Wants To Throw Out Already …
Charles Franklin / Pollster.com:
Dispatches: Are Media Polls Criminally Bad?
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Iseman to POLITICO: The Times lied
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William Saletan / Slate:
Google Earth exposes a U.S. drone base in Pakistan.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Obama's Supine Diplomacy
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